The latest guest on New England Soccer Journal’s “The Goal” podcast is new Boston College women’s soccer head coach, Chris Watkins.
Watkins, who was hired last month, arrived at BC after a highly successful seven seasons at Gonzaga, where he compiled a 79-33-16 record. He guided the Zags to the 2023 West Coast Conference championship — the first conference title in the history of the program — en route to Gonzaga’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament in nearly two decades. The Bulldogs finished the 2023 campaign with a 14-4-2 overall and Watkins was named WCC Coach of the Year.
Prior to his time at Gonzaga, Watkins had a lengthy coaching stint at BYU, where he was the head coach of the men’s team from 1995-2015, and also served on the women’s team staff.
At BC, Watkins will lead a program that finished 3-9-6 (0-6-4 ACC) in 2023 and hasn’t had a winning season since 2018.